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    September 14, 2012
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american official is not standing up for free speech. nobody's denying american free speech rights. but that's not enough. what we ought to be wanting them to get right is not just defending free speech but explaining it in a way that makes sense to the world. but explaining it in a way that doesn't offend the world. "first look" is up next. day of rage. all eyes on the middle east as anti-american protest spreads. an ohio woman gets napped for passing a school bus on the sidewalk. nude photos brewing for england's royal family. this is "first look" on msnbc.
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we begin this morning with high alert. the obama administration is prasing for another day of demonstrations in the muslim world after the weekly prayers. meanwhile, the development into the consulate killings in libya. tracie potts has the late e from washington. good morning. >> reporter: mara, good morning. there have been arrests in the killing. our consulate workers have been evacuated to tripoli. there, there are only emergency staff working as there are fears today across the pond and here about more violence in the region. more demonstrations overnight, more tear gas, more rocks thrown at police. so far, more than 200 have been injured in a protest. despite a call for calm by egypt's president, there's
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concern of more violence. >> we are going to bring those who killed our fellow americans to justice. >> the fbi sending a team from new york to germany, four arrests in the death of four americans. they are looking for more. >> we have to protect our people. we have to protect the americans. >> reporter: secretary of state, hillary clinton, identified the two security guards who were killed. >> they were good and great men. they were committed to the cause of building a brighter future for the people of libya. >> reporter: in washington and on the campaign trail, republicans are pushing the obama administration. >> the world needs american leadership. >> no signals. >> reporter: they blame protest on the arab spring gone bad. >> this is about american weakness and the president's inability to lead.
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>> reporter: the fbi will be looking into the man who created the film. they make it clear they are looking into him. apparently, he was on probation and not supposed to be using the internet. their investigation is not centered around the content of the film. as they put it, making a bad movie is not a crime. >> thank you. help is on the way for the u.s. economy. the federal reserve plans to spend $40 billion a month to buy mortgage bonds to encourage consumer spending, more investment and create more jobs. daniel lee reports from washington. >> reporter: u.s. stocks went up in minutes over stimulating a slow economy by making it cheaper for businesses to borrow and spend. ben bernanke hopes it will trickle down to the unemployed. >> the economy appears to be on
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a path of recovery, it's not moving fast enough. >> reporter: job seekers were hit by disappointing job numbers in august. fewer than july and well under the 200,000 jobs needed a month to lower unemployment. >> what we are about is trying to get jobs going. >> reporter: the feds will buy $40 billion a month undefinitely, keeping interest rates low. >> we're going to have to see if it works. >> reporter: financial experts are leery wondering of unintended consequences. >> it is, once again, underscoring the bad economic policies we have been seeing. >> reporter: bernanke disagrees. he thinks it will reduce unemployment within three years. i'm daniele, nbc news. >> we'll have more on the reaction coming up in business.
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here is a look at some of the other news in america. in ohio, frightening video shows a woman driving up on a sidewalk to get around a bus with their red lights flashing. that bus was picking up a child who uses a wheelchair. she made it a daily habit. police rr ready, pulling over the driver. in pennsylvania, police were ready with guns drawn when a burglar broke into the woman's apartment. the man did maintenance. in connecticut, a homeowner is hoping to avoid disaster with art. she brought in a wood carver to turn older trees into sculptures. she did it after seeing trees on homes. finally, the pittsburgh zoo
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is home to a bouncing baby black rhino weighing in at 70 pounds. it's the first rhino born at the zoo in half a century. now for a look at the national weather, we turn to todd santos with the forecast. that's a big baby, 70 pounds. >> it is. it's about the size of my full grown dog. >> so you have a baby rhino in your house. >> exactly. many of us, as you head outside to take your rhino or dog for a walk, it looks beautiful across the edge of the country. the stripe of the rainshowers in the central u.s., the great lakes getting in on the showers. grand rapids up toward muskegon, a few areas in indiana dealing with the showers. we have seen a few lightning strikes near san antonio. much of the west coast and west of the rocky, we are talking
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quiet conditions. breezy in the southern edge of the four corners. the front itself is the one we have been tracking east. we'll get into central new york and central p.a. new york city, up toward or down toward philly may see a chance for showers later tonight at 1:00 or 2:00. detroit you are getting showers for your morning commute. not big time heavy rain, but enough to get the windshield wipers on. there are breaks in the showers as you channel back toward the west. we'll likely see it fill in across the state of ohio. daytime heating will help get the showers going. the on shore flow on the east coast. we'll talk about a few other showers and the temperatures you can expect when you step out the door. >> thank you. stimulus and wall street.
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the creative motion frowned upon by police. your look at business headlines is straight ahead. the packers get back on track. no news is bad news for the nhl. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. up. a short word that's a tall order. up your game. up the ante. and if you stumble, you get back up. up isn't easy, and we ought to know.
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welcome back to "first look." i'm mara schiavocampo. the latest nbc news wall street journal poll finds president obama leads mitt romney in three key balt ground states. it shows the president ahead in florida and virginia and up seven points in ohio. in washington, a memorial service was held for astronaut neil armstrong. former astronauts remembered the first man to walk on the moon. in mexico with marines on
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the side, authorities showed off a top drug gang boss along with weapons and jewelry. he led the gulf drug cartel, the second most powerful in mexico. guatemala's volcano shot ash into the sky yesterday. 11,000 people were evacuated. they may be able to return home today. prince william and kate middleton are saddened after learning a french publicist plans to taplan s to publish topples photos of the duchess. >> she admitted she was nervous about giving her first speech abroad. she eased the suffering of terminally ill children. itn reports from malaysia.
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>> reporter: the duchess of cam bridge kurts it for the grandeur of a state banquet. the focus has been on the less fortunate. earlier, the royal couple went to hospis for terminally ill children. this was a journey she wanted to make. this tour is once again showing the global fascination with william and kate. it's also giving them the opportunity to emphasize the issues that concern them the most. kate met a 15-year-old suffering from lieu chemothat so acute that according to his mother he gave up hope. he put off a blood transfusion to meet the duchess. >> she likes children. she would spend time with us because high position people
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they are very busy, but she spent time with us. >> reporter: in her first public speech on foreign soil, kate talked about a subject close to her heart. >> i have learned that delivering the best possible care to children is vital. providing children and their families with a place of support, care and enhancement at a time of great need is simply life changing. >> reporter: events here, so far, have been by inveighation only. itv news. now here is your "first look" at this mornings dish of scrambled politics. as president obama enjoys his post convention bounce, the stock market is up, too. that could mean a re-election win. business week reports a
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six-point jump for the president in the futures market. the boston globe reports elizabeth warren is encouraged to change her strategy. democrats have nominated women for a new record. the associated press reports a woman has resigned after saying she might not be able to cast her vote for republican mitt romney. billboard says rocker bruce springsteen got a bump after the song, "we take care of our own" was played in charlotte. it had a sales surge of 409%. in a song called "to the world" kanye west is taking a political position. i'm just trying to protect my
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stacks, mitt romney don't pay no tax. kim kardashian said she's a swing voter. she's a liberal republican who cast a vote for president obama in 2008. kardashian says i don't know which way i'm going to go. that's your morning dish of scrambled politics. now here is your "first look" at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow closed at 13 rks 539 after soaring 206 points. taking a look at overseas trading, in tokyo, the nikkei leapt 164 points. in hong kong it skyrocketed. the dose the fed stimulus is waiting for and traders were gleeful. the dow was up over 200 points. the s&p 500 had the best close
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since 2007. stocks spikes across the economic spectrum. that was in response to the federal reserve led by ben bernanke initiating the third stimulus program to boost the economy, qe3. the fed will buy $40 billion of mortgage backed debt until the outlook of jobs improves. they also said they were unlikely to raise interest rates from current lows until mid-2013. the effects were immediate and dramatic encouraging riskier investment. the greenback is a seven month low against the yen and four month low against the euro. gold climbed to six month highs. the fed overshadows data. the number of people seeking unemployment jumped to the
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highest levels in two months. wholesale prices rose 1.7% in august, the most in three years. at least they get points for creativity. police put an end to a car wash and massage parlor. the tribes snap a losing skid. a pair of walk offs and extras. plus, the packers pull a fast one against the chicago bears. your "first look" at sports is straight ahead. you are watching "first look" on msnbc. ♪ ♪ i can do anything ♪ i can do anything today ♪ i can go anywhere ♪ i can go anywhere today ♪ la la la la la la la [ male announcer ] dow solutions help millions of people by helping to make gluten free bread that doesn't taste gluten free. together, the elements of science and the human element can solve anything.
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welcome back to "first look." i'm mara schiavocampo. in sports, the packers rely on their defense and a bag of tricks. here is fred roggin. >> good morning. jay cutler never won at lambeau field and it wasn't going happen last night. bears and packers couldn't get anything going in the first half. how about the special teams? green bay lined up for a field goal. it's a fake. 27 yards up the middle. packers led, 13-0 at the half. this was the kind of night that will give cutler nightmares. aaron rodgers found the end zone connected the driver. green bay won, 23-10. hockey fans, looks like there's
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going to be a lockout. they have until saturday, midnight, to come up with an agreement. right now, they are miles apart. it would be the second lockout in eight years. baseball, a thriller for the orioles. 2-2 down. to the left. couldn't make the grab. the orioles end the game. baltimore can do no wrong. they sweep the rays. orioles were in first place for five hours. then the yankees beat the red sox. rbi single moved him into a tie. the orioles are tied for first after a 2-0 win. no league was safe in texas. rangers scored two in the eighth. two-run shot. indians rally to win, 5- 4. twins down one in the ninth. travis changed that with a swing. tied with a home run.
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rbi single. twins score a run in the eighth, ninth and tenth and beat the royals, 4-3. that's your "first look" at sports. i'm fred roggin. here is todd santos with the weather channel forecast. good morning. >> good morning, mara. a beautiful day for us across the east coast. new york city, 65 degrees. chicago, quite a bit cooler. you are on the backside of the front. 52 right now. same number in kansas city. central and southwest missouri. dallas making a chance for thunderstorms later this afternoon. l.a. coming in at 96. a cooldown in california as we get into the beginning of this coming week. there's a look at saturday. 77 in new york. early mornings in new york, a chance for isolated showers. there's a look across alaska
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coming in at 49. >> thanks, todd. a return to the silver screen in a controversial film. plus, it's back, now in 3-d and ready to take the box office by storm. you are watching "first look" on msnbc. gate total and you didn't. let's compare. germ party! eww! now the colgate total mouth. nice! [ female announcer ] colgate total fights 90% more plaque germs. i'm in. [ female announcer ] colgate total. less germs. healthier mouth.
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welcome back to "first look." it's time now for entertainment news. only two films make a big splash at the box office this weekend. a family favorite and the unforgettable fish. finding nemo 3-d.
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experts think it should float to the top with $30 million. back in the r-rated resident evil retribution. it's earned $675 million. it should finish a strong second with at least 20 million. finally, one other note opening in limited release is the master. a film based on scientology and its founder. it features the return of joaquin phoenix and a strong performance by phillip. it's good to see phoenix back. he grew a beard and played a rapper. >> i didn't recognize him at first. if you hadn't said his name, i wouldn't recognize him. >> and finding nemo. >> the kids have to be pumped.
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i i'm pumped about this. you are pumped to see it, the kids are excited. >> it's a favorite you can experience in 3-d. it should do well. i'm mara schiavocampo. this is "first look" on msnbc. stay tuned, "way too early" with willie geist starts right now. more anti-american protests and violence overnight in the streets of cairo with more expected today across the muslim world. the united states mourns the loss of four americans killed in libya. two of them former navy s.e.a.l.s. how much worse will this get and how will president obama respond? we'll have a live report from the ground. the wall street journal poll shows the president opening up leads in the only states that matter this election, just two months away. the question is, what will governor romney do to change the race? is